VDB-52670 · CVE-2009-1565 · BID 39364

VMware Server 2.0.0/2.0.1/2.0.2 vmnc.dll memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in VMware Server 2.0.0/2.0.1/2.0.2 (Virtualization Software). Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality in the library vmnc.dll. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

vmnc.dll in the VMnc media codec in VMware Movie Decoder before 6.5.4 Build 246459 on Windows, and the movie decoder in VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.4 build 246459, VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.4 build 246459, and VMware Server 2.x on Windows, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an AVI file with crafted HexTile-encoded video chunks that trigger heap-based buffer overflows, related to "integer truncation errors."

The weakness was published 04/09/2010 by Alin Rad Pop (iDefense) with Secunia Research (Website). The advisory is available at vmware.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-1565. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/07/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 45541 (VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0007)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117774 (VMware Hosted Products, vCenter Server and ESX Multiple Security Issues (VMSA-2010-0007)).

Upgrading to version 2.0.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (45541). Similar entries are available at 48587, 50465, 52928 and 52677.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 45541
Nessus Name: VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0007)
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OpenVAS ID: 103467
OpenVAS Name: VMSA-2010-0007: VMware hosted products, vCenter Server and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
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Upgrade: Server 2.0.2


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Vendor: vmware.com

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: Alin Rad Pop (iDefense)
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-1565 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25459 - VMware Multiple Products vmnc.dll Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 39364 - VMware Hosted Products Integer Truncation Multiple Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: 63615 - VMware Workstation vmnc.dll Hextile Encoded AVI Handling Multiple Integer Truncation Overflow

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/07/2021 02:12 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (68), 02/23/2017 10:26 AM (11), 09/07/2021 02:10 PM (3), 09/07/2021 02:12 PM (1)
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